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Negligence Liability

Ernest J. Weinrib

in The Idea of Private Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665815
eISBN:
9780191748622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665815.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter elucidates the immanence of corrective justice in negligence liability. It examines each of the negligence concepts (reasonable care, the duty of care, proximate cause, factual cause, ... More


The Disintegration of Duty

Ernest J. Weinrib

in Corrective Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660643
eISBN:
9780191748288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660643.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

The classic negligence cases of the twentieth century established a coherent framework for negligence liability, in which, in accordance with corrective justice, the injustice done by the defendant ... More


Legal Dilemmas

Don Herzog

in Defaming the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter launches with Star Chamber proceedings against Lewis Pickering: in the sixteenth century, defaming the dead could be a crime. And that remains true even in today’s United States. But as ... More


Introduction: Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter first illustrates the relationship between human action and disaster. It cites as examples Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Company, where a Mrs. Helen Palsgraf sued the ... More


Introduction: Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter first illustrates the relationship between human action and disaster. It cites as examples Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Company, where a Mrs. Helen Palsgraf sued the ... More


Structure and Justification in Contractualist Tort Theory

John Oberdiek

in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198701385
eISBN:
9780191770654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701385.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

Economic theories of torts leave many cold, either on interpretive or more thoroughly moral grounds, but no satisfying alternative has been advanced. This chapter argues that a tort theory founded on ... More


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